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A Day in the Life of an Auxiliar de Conversación with Meddeas – Interview with Two Participants

To be honest, there is no “typical day” in this program. In a way, that’s the beauty of this experience: there are no standards in a day in the life of an auxiliar de conversación. While the unknowns between being accepted to the program […]

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What is Like Living in a Small Town in Spain? Some Advice to Adapt Quickly

Elizabeth T., who is currently a Meddeas Language Assistant, is living in a small town in Spain. She graduated with a dual degree in Spanish and Children’s Advocacy from UMASS Amherst in May 2017. Here she talks about her experience in Southern […]

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Feeling Homesick on Holidays Abroad: 8 Ways to Fight It

When I signed my 9-month agreement to be a Language Assistant with Meddeas, I knew I was signing away the ability to spend time with loved ones during important events. Traditions are of paramount importance in my family: Grandpa always carves […]

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How to Be an American in Spain in Politically Tumultuous Times

When I first pictured moving to Spain from the US for a year, I saw beautiful Mediterranean beaches, paella on every corner, and a daily nap that would leave me refreshed. I imagined my role would consist of playing with little Spanish children with […]

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Discovering School Lunch in Spain: ¡Al Comedor!

For me, the most exciting part of moving to Spain was undoubtedly Spanish food. Since the moment I stepped off the plane I’ve been determined to try every variety of tapas; to explore the cafes, restaurants, and markets of Madrid; and […]

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Fünf Bemerkungen, über das Unterrichten in Spanien

Hallo, ich bin Johanna, 24 Jahre alt und komme aus Bamberg, einer kleinen Stadt in Bayern. Von Januar 2017 bis Mai 2017, habe ich als Language Assistant in Madrid Deutsch für die Altersgruppen 10 bis 17 unterrichtet und die Zeit dort […]

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The New Me: 10 Ways that Teaching Overseas Has Changed My Life

There is nothing like hopping on board a plane across the pond, to an internship that you have little experience in, and a language that you don’t really know to make you question who you really are. Teaching overseas not only pushed me outside […]

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